Sick Policy

We want to keep all of our children healthy. They are young and, thus, vulnerable to infections. Therefore, as a courtesy to the BCDC community and in keeping with DC regulations, we ask for your full cooperation in following BCDC’s sick policy.

  1. Parents are requested to notify the Center if their child contracts or is exposed to any contagious disease.
  2. If your child becomes ill at the Center, a parent or authorized individual will be notified and asked to immediately pick up the child.
  3. Children sent home with any of the symptoms listed below will need to be kept home for at least 24 hours and must be symptom-free before they can return to the Center.
    • Fever above 101 degrees Fahrenheit: children sent home with a fever must be kept home for at least 24 hours without a fever and without the use of medication to reduce fever before they can return to the Center
    • Colored mucous coming from eyes, nose, ears or mouth
    • Pink eye – colored drainage, eye pain and/or redness of the eye
    • Skin rash – must be diagnosed by a doctor and return to school requires a doctor’s note
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea – loose, watery stools: the child will be sent home after 2 episodes; if diarrhea continues upon return to school, a doctor’s note will be required stating the child is not contagious.
    • General feeling of illness, tired, not involved in daily routines/activities
  4. If deemed necessary by the Director, you will need to obtain a doctor’s note that requested tests have been completed and that it is safe for your child to return to the Center.